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Severe thunderstorm drops 'golf-ball sized' hail and downs trees in Windsor-Essex

A severe thunderstorm hit parts of Southern Ontario Wednesday evening leaving downed trees and power lines.

No reports of a tornado touching down in the region, says Environment Canada

A severe thunderstorm rolled through Windsor Wednesday evening leaving downed trees in its wake. (Simon Rice/CBC)

A severe thunderstorm dropped "golf-ball sized" hail and brought large wind gusts with heavy rain to Windsor-Essex. 

Despite the severe weather, there were no reports of a tornado, said Environment Canada warning preparedness meteorologist Peter Kimbell. 

On Wednesday evening, parts of southern Ontario endured extreme weather conditions, with Windsor experiencing the peak between 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Kimbell said. 

The storm left fallen trees and downed power lines in its wake. 

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      Windsor's chief fire prevention officer John Lee said his team responded to 33 storm-related calls concentrated in the west end, downtown and south Windsor. 

      Here's some of the damage and hail spotted by locals: 

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